Modern audiences have high standards when it comes to action on the silver screen. These sequences can't just be big, they need to be well orchestrated and know how to balance CGI with practical effects. That is an issue that has plagued numerous superhero movies over the last few years, but now it seems that Aquaman is trying to avoid such pitfalls. In fact, we've just learned James Wan, DC, and Warner Bros. have hired the stunt team behind Mad Max: Fury Road to make sure that Aquaman's action scenes end up in the safest possible hands.
A recent report from 9 News in Australia confirms that the production for James Wan's Aquaman has tapped the stunt team behind Mad Max: Fury Road to tackle the aquatic hero's action scenes. Production of the DC blockbuster is expected to begin on the Australian Gold Coast later this year, and we have a very distinct feeling that this particular stunt team is the right crew for the job. After all, Fury Road is one of the few blockbuster action movies to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture over the course of the last few years, and the carefully constructed practical action set pieces clearly helped set it apart from the competition.
Seriously, just take a look at one of the best scenes from Mad Max: Fury Road for a reminder of how insanely awesome those action set pieces were:
Honestly, if I could link you out to the entire movie I would, but that scene alone is worth the price of admission. Mad Max: Fury Road featured some of the coolest action sequences we have seen on the silver screen over the course of the last decade, and we fully expect the stunt team to bring their A-game to Aquaman.
Of course, it's worth acknowledging that a movie like Aquaman certainly presents different challenges than a Mad Max movie. As a superhero story, Aquaman inherently requires more digital effects and computer assistance than the gritty post-apocalyptic adventures of Max Rockatansky. That said -- and as Patrick Wilson already pointed out in a previous interview -- technology has definitely progressed to the point in which a decent action movie centered on the King of Atlantis is entirely possible.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant updates related to the upcoming release of Aquaman as more information is made available to us. Arthur Curry's solo adventure will make its big splash when it debuts in theaters on October 5, 2018.